Wednesday, November 15, 2006
A couple of weeks ago, I started taking a oil painting class at the LOS ANGELES ACADEMY OF FIGURATIVE ART with Rick Morris. It's a really cool class. Rick is awesome.
I figured that it was about time I get off my lazy ass and start painting. It's been a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time since I've really painted, and I am starting to like it.
The first class was a bit tough. I did a pretty stiff figure painting. It was quite uninspired. The second week I did this one. It's certainly not perfect, but I felt more comfortable with it. I figured that instead of doing a bunch of realistic paintings, I'd rather paint some figures, the way I like drawing them. Kinda, "Jacked up." It's more in line on how I'd like my paintings to be. It made sense, and I had a lot more fun.
This is a study on value using black and white paint only. I am finding for me that painting is a different mind set. I really need to take my time more, learn to slow down a bit.
Back to class tomorrow night. Wish me luck.